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Between Myself And Them: Stories Of Life With Disability

Category: Book
Edited By: Krause, Carol
Subject:  HEALTH & FITNESS / Physical Impairments
  MEDICAL / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Second Story Press
Published: October 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.00in x 5.95in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*Between Myself and Them is a rich and diverse set of stories that challenge a homogeneous interpretation of a group of individuals who are sometimes collectively referred to as "the disabled."
From The Publisher*For the first time, adults in their 20s share their real experiences living with disability. This collection of first-person narratives and dialogues is grouped into sections pertaining to different aspects of the writers' lives, including education and work, family and relationships, health and wellness, self-image and sexual relations and includes photographs of the contributing authors. Between Myself and Them is a rich and diverse set of stories that challenge a homogeneous interpretation of a group of individuals who are sometimes collectively referred to as "the disabled." This book is a valuable resource for families, educators, libraries, community groups, and health and wellness professionals.
Review Quote*The combination of first person narratives and facilitated dialogue allows the reader to fully engage in each contribution.
Review Quote*Public libraries should lose no time in acquiring multiple copies of this book.
Review Quote*23 first-person gems on what it's like to cope with everything from depression to muscular dystrophy.
From The Publisher*Between Myself and Them is a book about disability like you've never heard it discussed before. Gutsy, frank, provocative and even confrontational, the 23 contributors to this first-person anthology trace the myriad feelings and experiences that go along with growing up disabled across different genders, cultures, classes, and sexualities.
Biographical NoteCarol Krause has long been involved as an activist in the disability rights movement. She was Chair of Students for Barrier-Free Access at the University of Toronto and has done presentations on accessibility issues at university conferences. She continues to develop her knowledge of disability issues as a student at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. This is her first book.